Bertrand Thirion is head of the Parietal team (Inria Saclay - Île-de-France and CEA) and . After a thesis at the Inria Sophia-Antipolis center under the direction of Olivier Faugeras, then a postdoc at the CEA in Orsay, he participated in the creation of the Neurospin research center (CEA) where he created the Parietal team. His research focuses on statistical modeling and machine learning applied to brain imaging data. He is the author of more than 200 articles and contributes to the animation of open-source software projects in Python (scikit-learn, nilearn).
Christine Balagué is Professor and Good in Tech Chairholder at Institut Mines-Télécom Business School. Her research focuses on modeling the behavior of connected individuals, in particular on social networks, connected objects and algorithms, as well as on technology ethics and responsible AI. Christine Balagué is a member of the board of the DATAIA Institute (Data Science, Intelligence and Society) and of the Board of Directors of Cap Digital. She is also a member of the CSA expert committee on online disinformation, a member of the Defence Ethics Committee and a member of the impact commission of the recommendations of the Haute Autorité de Santé. As Vice-President of the Conseil National du Numérique from 2013 to 2016, she has participated in various works submitted to the French government on the major digital issues (Net Neutrality, Platform Neutrality, E-inclusion, E-education, E-health, Digital Ambition). She is also the author of more than 90 publications in international scientific journals and conferences, as well as several books on digital and society.
Christine Balagué has a PhD in Management Sciences from HEC, a degree from ESSEC and a Master's degree in Econometrics from ENSAE. She is also a Knight of the National Order of Merit.
Sarah Cohen-Boulakia is a full Professor at the Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique at Universite Paris-Sud. She has been working for fifteen years with multi-disciplinary groups involving computer scientists and biologists of various domains. She spent two-years as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, USA and 18 months at the Institute of Computational Biology (IBC) of Montpellier in Inria groups.
Locally she is member of the Center for Data Science steering committee.
S. Cohen-Boulakia’s research interests include provenance and design of scientific workflows, reproducibility of scientific experiments, integration, querying and ranking in the context of biological and biomedical databases. She is actively involved in the CNRS GDR MaDICS on data sciences and takes the lead of the GDR in January 2020.
She is strongly involved in teaching activities of the computer science department: Master of Computer Science, Master of Bioinformatics, Vice-President of the departement in charge of the coordination of the undergraduated program since 2017.
Frédéric Pascal is a full Professor in the L2S laboratory at CentraleSupélec. From Jan. 2017, he is the head of the “Signals and Statistics” group of L2S. He is also the coordinator of the data science activities at CentraleSupélec and the chair holder of the Givaudan chair on data sciences. From Sept. 2017, he is in the Executive Committee of the DATAIA institute as the Program Coordinator. From 2015 to 2017, Frederic Pascal was the Chair of the EURASIP SAT in Theoretical and Methodological Trends in Signal Processing (TMTSP) and he is a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society SAM technical committee (Jan. 2015-present). Frederic Pascal serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (2015-2018), for the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing (2015-present) and for Elsevier Signal Processing (2018-present). His research interests contain estimation, detection and classification for statistical signal processing and applications in radar and image processing. He is the author / coauthor of more than one hundred papers in the top journals and conferences in Signal Processing, Image Processing and Statistics.
Dr. Jean-Noël Patillon is a graduate of Supélec Engineering School and holds a PhD degree in Solid State Physics from the Solid State Physics Lab of University Paris XI. From 1984 to 1996, he joins the LEP (Laboratoire d'Electronique Philips), and becomes the Optoelectronics group leader. In 1996, he joins Motorola Labs Paris and heads the "Broadband System and Technology » and « Molecular Electronics Research » labs , which address the fields of short range systems (WLAN, WPAN) and heterogeneous network, cognitive radio and SDR. He’s involved in various projects such as @HOM, Broadway, UCAN, WINNER, PULSERS, FIREWORKS, E2R/E2RII, E3.
In January 2009, he joins the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) and becomes the head of the CEA List institute’s « Communication systems » lab, working on E2E and M2M communication systems and solution. He contributes to the setting up of the Nano-INNOV operation and the SystemX Technological Research Institute. He is appointed scientific director of the CEA List and assistant to the director of the CEA List Carnot institute in 2013.
He is Acting Director of the CEA List Institute since September 2018.
Michèle Sebag has explored multiple approaches to AI. Graduated from the ENS, agrégé of mathematics, she began her professional career in the industry at Thomson before creating an AI consulting start-up. She then joined the CNRS, first at the Solid State Mechanics Laboratory at École polytechnique, then at Paris-Sud University at the Computer Research Laboratory. Among the feats of his teams: the development of an algorithm capable of beating human players in the game of go in 2009, nearly seven years before the AlphaGo DeepMind. Today, she works in particular on causal modeling, which she wants to use to reduce the biases of machine learning. Introducing causality into algorithms would, in particular, make the results of machine learning more explicable.
Alexandra Bensamoun is Professor of private law and criminal sciences (University of Rennes 1 - Institute of the West: Law and Europe IODE, University Paris-Sud / Paris-Saclay - Center for studies and research in immaterial law CERDI ), IP / IT specialist. Appointed qualified personality at the Higher Council of Literary and Artistic Property (CSPLA), she conducted for the Ministry of Culture several reports, for example on the status of technical intermediaries of the Internet and the right of communication to the public. In charge of mission at the DATAIA Institute's board, she is very involved in the reflection and scientific research related to AI and has written several contributions on its regulation, particularly in terms of responsibility and ethics. She also co-chaired the "Legal Issues" section of the #FranceIA report (at the request of the Prime Minister, 2017).
Bruno Defude is a professor at Telecom SudParis and a researcher in the SAMOVAR laboratory. He obtained a thesis from the INP Grenoble on information research and an authorization to conduct research at the Pierre et Marie Curie University on data management. He is currently working on large-scale data and knowledge management (query optimization, ontologies, database summary). He was deputy director of SAMOVAR and head of the ACMES team. He is deputy scientific manager of the laboratory of excellence in ICST (labEx DigiCosme) on the Paris-Saclay campus.
Professor at the Paris-Sorbonne University and researcher at the Laboratory of Computer Science for Mechanics and Engineering Sciences (Limsi) of the CNRS, Laurence Devillers leads the research team Affective Dimensions and Social Dimensions in Speech Interactions. Her areas of research focus on human-computer interaction, emotion detection, oral dialogue and emotional and interactive robotics. She has participated in several national (ANR Tecsan Armen, FUI Romeo, BPI Romeo2) and European projects (Rex Humaine, Chist-era Joker) on human-robot affective and social interactions. She also animates the pole on human-machine co-evolution within the framework of the Institute of the digital society. She has contributed to the drafting of the Robotics Research Ethics Report for the Allistene Alliances Research Commission on the Ethics of Research in Digital Science and Technology (Cerna).
Fabian M. Suchanek is a professor at the Université Télécom Paris. Fabian has developed the YAGO knowledge base, one of the most important public knowledge bases for general use. This earned him an honourable mention for the SIGMOD thesis prize and the Test of Time Award from The Web Conference (WWW 2018). He is interested in information extraction, automated reasoning and knowledge bases. Fabian has published approximately 80 scientific articles, including at the ISWC, VLDB, SIGMOD, WWW, CIKM, ICDE and SIGIR, and his work has been cited more than 9000 times.